Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas

159-02 Jamaica Avenue,
Jamaica, NY 11425

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Bway
Bway on April 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

Here’s a google street view of the Jamaica Multiplex:

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PKoch
PKoch on January 2, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Warren, who is Sumner Redstone ?

PKoch
PKoch on January 2, 2008 at 10:47 am

That’s a good idea, Bway. Perhaps you should suggest it to the management.

Bway
Bway on January 2, 2008 at 10:41 am

I wonder why they don’t just call it Jamaica Center Multiplex Cinemas!

PKoch
PKoch on December 28, 2007 at 1:45 pm

Agreed, Warren. The repetition of “Jamaica” seems redundant and unnecessary.

PKoch
PKoch on December 28, 2007 at 11:16 am

Thanks, Lost Memory.

Bway
Bway on March 6, 2007 at 4:53 am

This site is not connected with the management of the Jamaica Center multiplex. You should probably take it up with them, not here, as no one here has any connection to this theater whatsoever.

Cheery
Cheery on March 6, 2007 at 4:42 am

WHY IS THAT EVERYTIME I ARRIVE AT JAMAICA MUTIPLEX THE ESCALATOR IS INOPERABLE. IN THE PAST MONTH, I WENT TO JAMAICA MUTIPLEX ON THREE OCASSIONS EACH TIME THE ESCALATOR WAS INOPERABLE AND MY FAMILY AND I HAD TO WALK UP APPROXIMATELY 50 STAIRS TO SEE THE MOVIE. THE 1ST 2TIMES I WALKED UP THE STAIRS BUT, ON THE LAST OCASSION I DECIDED TO TAKE MY FAMILY ELSEWHERE. I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS WOULD HAPPEN IN ANY OTHER COMMUNITY BUT, BECAUSE THIS IS A PREDOMINATELY BLACK COMMUNITY THIS IS HAPPENING. I AM APPALLED AT THESE CONDITIONS AND HOPE THEY WILL BE RECTIFIED IN A TIMELY FASHION. UNTIL THEN I WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THIS THEATRE NOR MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Bway
Bway on June 12, 2006 at 6:15 am

Lefty, you are right. NA used to really take care of their theaters, but like you said, now that they have begun to build the “delux” ones, those apparently are the ones they are focusing on, and forgetting the older ones.

NYCLatinLefty
NYCLatinLefty on May 4, 2006 at 11:13 pm

I complained to National Amusement’s HQ telling them about my experiences at the Concession Stand with the workers, and with the doorman who if you ask where to go just nods his head. I never got a response back from them. It’s sad because the theatre is near to where I live. Due to these experiences I’ll be forced to travel to other theatres, unless I hear that they’ve changed. Which I doubt. National Amusements use to maintain their theatres now they’re only care about their “de lux” or “premium theatres” in which more than the theatre is found in the building.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 4, 2006 at 11:41 am

Maybe we should inform National Amusements, as well as each other.

PKoch
PKoch on May 4, 2006 at 10:47 am

That’s very sad to read, Lefty. I wonder what’s kept those concession workers from being fired and replaced by polite people, and, how that theater stays in business with such rude people working inside it. Thanks for the advice. Now I know enough to stay away !

NYCLatinLefty
NYCLatinLefty on May 3, 2006 at 2:40 pm

The theatre is a bargain during the matinee. But afterwards don’t even bother. The staff does nothing to stop patrons from smoking, or drinking alcoholic beverages. The carpet needs cleaning, and the popcorn is cold and stale tasting. The staff at night is rude, especially the Concession Stand Workers. The Concession Stand Workers will not answer questions, will carry a conversation with coworkers instead of helping customers, and will literally throw your food and drinks at you and on top of that short change you. The matinee staff work as professionals the rest of the staff are rediculous.

PKoch
PKoch on October 17, 2005 at 11:17 am

To say the least, especially for those who sat on one !

PKoch
PKoch on October 17, 2005 at 11:12 am

Those HIV-contaminated needles in cinema seats were an all-too-real threat not long ago !

mauriceski
mauriceski on October 17, 2005 at 11:08 am

Wow, not too munch said about movie houses on this page. Instead of praise for a new Multiplex Venue. Just a lot of rhetoric about nonsense.

PKoch
PKoch on August 1, 2005 at 4:45 am

No hypodermic needles in the seats, with little post-it notes on them, saying, “Congratulations ! You are now HIV positive !” ?

Scholes188
Scholes188 on July 31, 2005 at 12:41 pm

This theater is a good bargain. The matinee is $6.75. At times the escalator doesn’t work and there is only one elevator to the main floor. You have to walk up the stairs. Once there the multiplex is nothing to write home about. Just a big box. I noticed that they don’t do a good job of cleaning. There is pop corn spilling out of the machine, the stairs leading the main lobby needs a good shampooing. But once you sit down to watch the movie the seats are comfortable.

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on May 24, 2005 at 5:27 am

MOVIEGUY, Thanks for your prompt reply and also to SAPS. I plan to make a nostalgic trip back to Jamaica soon after 28 years and will visit the Jamaica Movieplex. Looking foward to that popcorn!

Movieguy718
Movieguy718 on May 7, 2005 at 10:32 am

Hi VALENCIA – You should go on a weekday to avoid the masses. I’ve posted before that this is actually a very nice place. Very clean, decent size screens even in the small rooms, good presentation, great popcorn ;–) My only gripe is that they don’t turn the house lights down all the way – it’s way too bright in there – you can read as the movie is going on. Auditorium #1 is the big room.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 7, 2005 at 8:47 am

All the sniping and griping has rendered this thread a very unpleasant place to visit. I’m sure that the brand new theatre is lovely, though.

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on May 7, 2005 at 6:54 am

SAPS comment is very cyrptic. Perhaps he meant in answer to my question that this is the worst “theatre” ever…How does anybody else think? I still won’t go unless I hear something positive about this place. Thanks.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 3, 2005 at 9:31 pm

Worst. Thread. Ever.

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on April 3, 2005 at 8:43 pm

Not having been down Jamaica Avenue in 27 years, I’d like to know what is the Jamaica Multiplex like? Is it comfortable and clean? Is the climate peaceable and safe to watch films or is plagued by loud, rowdy , mischievous teen agers? Is the popcorn good? If I hear good things I’ll come back for a visit, but if I hear negative things I’ll stay away.